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The Weaver's Daughter by John Tappan Esq.

The Weaver's Daughter by John Tappan Esq.


A weaver came from Ireland to America for more opportunity in his linen weaving business. This narrative is of his daughter, Mary, raised in a Catholic family. She searched for answers in her church and became a nun but was not satisfied. From the text: “But my religion was all outward; my heart was hard and proud, and my temper easily roused.” After searching the Bible, she became a Christian that trusted in Christ for salvation. She was ordered out of the house and endured persecution because of her conversion.

Paperback 6x4, 50 pages, ISBN 9781946145000

JOHN TAPPAN, ESQ. (1781–1871) was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. His father Benjamin was a goldsmith in Northampton. John moved to Boston and worked in mercantile business in 1799. Interestingly, while on a trip to Europe, he was shipwrecked, as a result of the first mate’s intoxication, and he stayed alive by carving an oar into a fork and spearing fish with it. This experience made him devote his life to Christian benevolence and to the temperance movement. In 1825 he retired from business. He was president of the American Tract Society for more than 20 years and also an officer in many other organizations.

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